judges

NewLSFB258: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 21

Wow. Israel is so angry at at the tribe of Benjamin that they do something way over the top in response to their not coming to the gathering that was planned at Bethel to offer sacrifices to God at their sorrow for what the Benjaminites had done to the concubine. It was because of the…

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NewLSFB255: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 20

So the tribe of Benjamin got what they deserved for this heinous crime. But not without a couple of false starts. Why did God allow the Benjaminites to win the first couple of battles? Well, when we look closely at the narrative here, we see that in the first case, the men of Israel did…

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NewLSFB249: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 18

This chapter records a very sorry episode in Israel’s history. It had been a long time since Israel had entered the Promised Land, and yet this portion of the tribe of Dan had not yet taken possession of their inheritance. The reason? Likely a lack of initiative and also being satisfied with the status quo….

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NewLSFB246: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 17

If you know a little of American history, and specifically about the 1800s before the West was settled by those who migrated from the East, you’ll probably be familiar with the phrase “The Wild West”. That moniker was coined because during those days before government was established with the accompanying law and order, everyone pretty…

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NewLSFB243: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 15 and 16

When we last left Samson he had just left his new wife, who was a Phiistine, and returned to his father’s house, after having killed 30 Philistines at his wedding celebration. Today, as we rejoin him, his anger has cooled and he goes to his father-in-law’s house to make up with his wife, gift in…

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NewLSFB240: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 13 and 14

Today in Judges 13 and 14 we’ll be introduced to a very famous Bible character. In my background study for today’s remarks, I came upon something written by one of the greatest preachers of the last two hundred years. His name was Charles Spurgeon, and if you are unfamiliar with him, I encourage you to…

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NewLSFB237: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 12

Remember a few chapters back when the Ephriamites complained to Gideon for not calling on them to help him fight the Midianites? At that time Gilead masterfully turned away their anger by pointing out how much more was their contribution to Israel by their cleaning up of the stragglers of the Midianites. So here in…

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NewLSFB234: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 10 and 11

There were two things in these two chapters that seem difficult to reconcile when we think of a loving and compassionate God. The first is in chapter ten. God seems unwilling to save Israel. They have turned away from Him several times in the past, and it seems like He’s had His fill, and He…

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NewLSFB231: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 9

Not a great first king for Israel, this Abimelech fellow. Notice that there had not been a great outcry from Israel to have a king, but Abimelech steps up and pretty much insinuates himself into the position. And remember, he is one of seventy-two sons of Gideon, otherwise known as Jerubbaal, and after taking the…

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NewLSFB228: The New Lifespring! Family Audio Bible – Judges 8

My goodness but some of these Israelites could be so petty! Did you notice? The beginning of this chapter picks up just after Gideon’s victory over the Midianites, and the men of the tribe of Ephraim took him to task for not including them in the fight. Never mind that Gideon was following God’s instructions…

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